How many emails have you received today?

browningyork Communication channels, Communication lessons, Engagement, General communication

Emails are generally held up to be the bane of business life. In fact, whilst planning this piece, I asked some fellow freelancers about the communication problems their clients faced and over-reliance on email took the top slot. I don’t personally feel that email is inherently evil in itself. I completely agree that it causes many problems in organisations, but …

10 checks to supercharge your communications

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, General communication, University, Voluntary sector

Sometimes you have a long time to hone and perfect the communications you need to produce about your project or organisation. And sometimes you don’t. When you are pushed for time, you need a reliable tool to help you through. My clients will often look to me for ways in which they can make the process of producing communications quicker …

10 great communications from 2017

browningyork Guest post, Inspiration, Resource article

I spend my working life helping my charity and education clients to improve their communications, solving their problems by motivating their audiences to take actions. To celebrate the end of another year where effective communication has again proved a powerful tool for many, I asked some lovely people I know to tell me which communications they have enjoyed in 2017. …

20 questions to ask yourself for a brilliant communications plan

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, Planning, Public sector, University, Voluntary sector

There’s a lot to remember when you’re putting together a communications plan for your project. Who are you trying to reach, would a newsletter be better than a tweet series, what do you want to say and so on….. Use this handy checklist of questions to make sure you don’t forget anything. 1. What is the purpose of your communication? …

Catching the ball in the procurement world

browningyork Browning York News, Communication audiences, Communication lessons, Engagement, Guest post, University

Last month I ran a session at the LUPC-SUPC conference in London – this is a specialist conference for University procurement professionals. The full agenda for the day covered a vast range of topics including supply chain, modern slavery, economic trends and the position of the Higher Education sector. My break out session was towards the end of the day …